There has been a marked deterioration in civility on this forum in the last couple of weeks. So, for the newer posters here and for the older ones who have forgotten, a few ground rules.
1. I expect higher standards of civility here than I do on the rest of the forum. Pathetic little jibes like "troll on rah rah boy" to a fairly sensible post will most likely annoy me and be deleted, a repeat might see you lose your posting rights to the cross-code forum.
2. Certain phrases are banned outright and others just annoy me so much I'm tempted to just ban the poster, never mind just remove cross-code rights. They include anything to do with Vichy, mungoes and so on, regardless of whether they're used in "jest" or not. If you are tempted to use a banned or outright nasty phrase to do with either sport then just think again. There is only one context where Vichy is allowed and that's to do with FRENCH union during the second world war, using it to refer to any other unionite will get your rights removed.
3. Those of you where there's a moderator enforced peace, abide by it. My tolerance is wearing thin given the colder weather and too much talk about having to visit family at Christmas. I've had enough of the faux-outrage from all of you.
4. On faux-outrage, there seems to have been a large number of people who have joined the forum or recently found the cross-code one and just want to post here to let off their faux-outrage at some indignity suffered back when William Webb Ellis picked up the ball, passed it to Jesus who did a snazzy offload to Santa before shoeing a working class oik for getting in the way. Come on... just stop. I'm getting fed up of seeing threads on utterly unconnected subjects derailed by someone getting upset because someone vaguely connected with rugby union looked at them the wrong way when they were a child.
5. That then leads me to my last point. Keep it on topic. If it's going off topic, looks like it's never going to get back on topic and I lock it then that's your problem, it's not censorship, it's called moderation. Long experience says that it needs to be done or the site just falls apart due to playground ranting.